Plastic folding chair makers have announced a dramatic turnaround in the last six months as demand for their product continues to skyrocket.
The latest batch of folding chairs is expected to go on sale in January next year.
The plastic folding chairs have been a staple of the industry for decades and are designed to fold easily and comfortably.
However, the manufacturers have now taken a decision to stop manufacturing and selling the chairs.
The announcement comes after a number of complaints from customers, especially those in poor conditions, who have complained of discomfort in their legs.
“We are very sad to announce that we will no longer be manufacturing the plastic folding chair as of January next years.
As a result, we have decided to cease the sale of the chair and to move on with our business.
We are very sorry about the inconvenience caused to our customers,” said Anil Pandit, CEO of Lidl India Ltd.
The company had been facing pressure from customers in the form of complaints about its chair making processes.
In the last one year, it had received more than 6,000 complaints from its customers.
“We had been working on the development of the plastic chairs since March 2016.
We were working on a series of prototypes and had launched our first prototypes in September last year.
We have been working very hard to develop a product that could meet the demands of the customers,” Pandit said.
He added that the company had already started work on the production of the new product and was ready to ramp up production in February next year, when the chairs would be available to the public.
Lidl is one of the largest domestic retailers of plastic folding furniture and has a large network of stores in India.
The company has also started selling plastic folding table furniture in some of its stores.